You can see it in the Offic
e of Personnel Management’s
announcement prohibiting discrimination on the basis of genderidentity in federal employment.You can see it in the
directive to ensure respectfuland non-discriminatory care for transgender veterans
who, likeall of our veterans, deserve nothing but our thanks and ourcommitment to their wellbeing.
You can see it in the State Department’s efforts to
ensuregreater dignity and privacy for transgender passport applicants.And you can
see it in the Matthew Shepard andJames Byrd, Jr., Hate Crimes Prevention law.
I’m proud to work for the President who signed
the firstfederal civil rights legislation that includes the words
―sexualorientation‖ and ―gender identity‖
A Place to Call Home
I’m here this evening, because
this Administration isnot only committed to ensuring the transgender community hasa seat at the table
but also a place to call